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California Light and Sound

California Preservation Program

Historical moving images and audio from the California Audiovisual Preservation Project

In partnership with 105 libraries, archives and museums, the California Preservation Program provides digitization, preservation and access services for historic California audiovisual recordings. The "California Light and Sound" collection of recordings provides "glimpses and whispers" of our state's rich audiovisual heritage- there is much more to be mined and discovered. We must save our audiovisual heritage before it is too late; analog recordings are threatened by fragile physical condition, format obsolescence and the lack of playback equipment.

The Project gathers best archival practices for moving image and sound preservation and establishes low-cost, practical, standards to help collecting organizations move from the analog age to the digital age. Access is provided by the Internet Archive for teaching, research and study. Storage of files for long-term preservation is provided by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project.

Funding was received from the California State Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this collection do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.

For additional information about the California Audiovisual Preservation Project, please visit the California Preservation Program. Comments or questions? Email

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Cultural & Academic Films

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californialightandsound 6,279
californiapreservationservice 2,112
home movie 363
Railroads 331
Foto East LA: A Community History Project of the County of Los Angeles Public Library 266
Shades of California -- Whittier 123
1910-1919 98
Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County 96
Children 95
Chicano movement--California 94
Topanga Digital History: A Community History Project of the County of Los Angeles Public Library 92
Shades of California -- Long Beach 90
1920-1929 77
Shades of California -- Sutter County 74
Shades of California -- South San Francisco 67
Shades of California -- Anaheim 65
home movies 64
Family Portraits 58
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 58
DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell 55
Monterey Park (Calif.)--History 53
San Francisco (Calif.) 53
Los Angeles (Calif.) 52
Nineteen sixties 52
Shades of California -- Monterey 51
Newsreel 50
Television broadcasting of news 50
Television stations 50
Weddings 50
Shades of California -- Oxnard 49
Filipino 47
Folklore--California 47
Monterey Park (Calif.) 47
Oral history--California--Monterey Park 47
Oral tradition--California--Monterey Park 47
African Americans--California--Music 46
Automobiles 46
Shades of California -- Folsom 46
Gospel music--California 45
California of the Past Project Digital Story Station Pilot Grant Program 41
Library Storytelling Project 41
Oral Histories--California--Benicia 41
Digital Storytelling 40
Shades of California -- Escondido 39
San Jose (Calif.)--Politics and government 38
1900-1909 37
Herald, Earl Stannard 37
Santa Barbara (Calif.) 37
Shades of California -- Frazier Park, Kern County 37
Filipino Americans--Music 36
Filipinos--Music 36
Music--California, Southern 36
Music--Philippines 36
Catlin-Jairazbhoy, Amy 35
1890-1899 34
1870-1879 33
Arts in prisons--California 32
Church music--California--Los Angeles 32
Church music--Catholic Church 32
Dilno, Jeri 32
Moore, Rick 32
Shades of California -- Richmond 32
kids 31
Chinese 30
African American Catholics--Music 29
Digital storytelling--Monterey Park (Calif.) 29
Reagan, Ronald 29
State of Israel Bonds Organization 29
Cambodian Americans--California--Music 28
Cambodians--California--Music 28
Dance--Cambodia 28
Personal narratives--Monterey Park (Calif.) 28
1880-1889 27
Brandeis-Bardin Institute (Brandeis, Simi Valley, Calif.) 27
Jazz 27
Ontario (Calif.) 27
Baer, Max, 1909-1959 26
Music in prisons--California 26
Pasadena (Calif.) 26
California, Eastern 25
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) 25
ontariocitylibrary 25
African Americans--California--San Francisco 24
Aparicio-Chamberlin, Vibiana 24
Christmas 24
California Institution for Men 23
African American--California--Los Angeles 22
Los Angeles County (Calif.) 22
Manzanar War Relocation Center 22
African Americans--California--Los Angeles--Music 21
California--Politics and government 20
Mothers and children 20
Shades of California -- Riverside 20
California. Supreme Court 19
Cox, Bette Yarbrough 19
Families--California--East Los Angeles 19
Music--Competitions--California--Los Angeles 19
Teatro de los Ni_os (Theater group)--California--Los Angeles 19
Amateur films 18
USC Symphony Orchestra 18
USC Thornton School of Music 18
Documentaries and factual films and video 17
Food 17
Mexican American artists 17
African American musicians--California--Los Angeles--Interviews 16
Local transit--California--Los Angeles 16
Rolle, Sojourner Kincaid 16
Graduate Theological Union 15
Mono Indians 15
Motion picture producers and directors--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Interviews 15
Peoples Temple 15
Save-the-Redwoods League 15
University of California, San Francisco 15
20th century classical 14
Documentary 14
Dunning, Judith K. 14
Experimental films--California--San Francisco Bay Area 14
Oakland Unified School District 14
University of California, Berkeley 14
African Americans--Music 13
Central Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.) 13
Chinese Americans--Monterey Park 13
Girls--California--East Los Angeles 13
Gospel music--California--Los Angeles 13
Jews--United States 13
Oral history 13
University of California, San Francisco. School of Medicine 13
1860-1869 12
BEEM Foundation for the Advancement of Music 12
Berkeley (Calif.)--Intellectual life--20th century 12
California 12
Children�s theater--California--Los Angeles 12
Community theater--California--Los Angeles 12
Elementary schools--California--Los Angeles 12
Families--California--Topanga 12
Filipino Farm Workers 12
Gospel music 12
Indians of North America--California 12
Israel 12
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 12
Labor unions--California--History 12
Little Manila 12
Martinez, Ernestina 12
Martinez, Tom--California--East Los Angeles 12
Motion picture theaters--California--East Los Angeles 12
Oral History 12
Political Commercials 12
Sausalito (Calif.) 12
Stockton 12
U. S. Military 12
Water-supply--California 12
Clothing and dress--California--East Los Angeles 11
Elementary schools--California--East Los Angeles 11
Judaism 11
Martinez, Phillip--California--East Los Angeles 11
Structures 11
Television Advertising 11
World War II 11
Agriculture--California 10
Amateur films--California--San Francisco 10
Audiocassettes 10
Berkeley (Calif.) 10
Brower, David Ross, 1912-2000 10
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 10
Oral histories 10
Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission 10
University of California, San Francisco Commencement ceremonies 10
Women jazz musicians 10
Women--Employment--United States--History--20th century 10
1930-1939 9
African American music teachers--California--Los Angeles--Interviews 9
Aparicio, Becky 9
Aparicio, Elias Rodriguez 9
Brandeis Camp Institute (Brandeis, Simi Valley, Calif.) 9
Buildings -- Sacramento, CA 9
California, Southern 9
Children--California--East Los Angeles 9
Demonstrations--California--Berkeley 9
Displaced homemakers 9
Easter--California--East Los Angeles 9
Feminism--California 9
Graduation 9
Los Angeles (Calif.). Dept. of Water and Power 9
Motion picture actors and actresses--California--East Los Angeles 9
Ramirez, Joe 9
San Diego (Calif.) 9
Zuniga, Alfredo H. 9
ucsf 9
ucsf school of pharmacy 9
Aparicio, Concha 8
Aparicio, Mike 8
Aviles, Guadalupe Salazar 8
Birthday Parties 8
Brothers and sisters--California--East Los Angeles 8
Cattle trade--California 8
Educational 8
Ellis, Don 8
Esparza, Ofelia 8
Feminism 8
Jewish families--California--San Francisco 8
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eye 134,471
Pacific Film Archive was conceived as an American version of the Cinémathèque Française in Paris—a center committed not only to exhibiting films under the best possible conditions, but also to increasing the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of cinema. The PFA collection serves as an educational resource for the UC Berkeley community as well as for scholars, teachers, film critics, filmmakers, and programmers from around the world. At the same time, PFA curators draw upon the...
Topic: californialightandsound
Center for Sacramento History
collection
129
ITEMS
117,303
VIEWS
collection
eye 117,303
The Center for Sacramento History educates and enriches the public by collecting, preserving and making accessible the region’s vast cultural heritage. Founded in 1953, the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) is funded by the City and the County of Sacramento and is the repository and research center for City and County historic collections. These collections are held in the public trust and reflect the many aspects of the social, political, geographic, and cultural history of the Sacramento...
Topic: californialightandsound
Center for Sacramento History
by Forney, Darrell
movies
eye 103,144
favorite 15
comment 0
Description: This color film captures one of Tower Records flagship stores, located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Tower Records was founded in 1960 in Sacramento and became an international business before closing in 2006. The record store helped revolutionize the music industry. The film was made by Sacramento City College professor Darrell Forney and shows customers shopping in the store in the evening.Additional Description: Note on original container: "Leo Diner Films, Inc.,...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 86,524
The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections. Bancroft's holdings include: * more than 600,000 volumes * 60,000,000 manuscript items * 8,000,000 photographs/pictorial...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 82,975
The Media Resources Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley Library's primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats. These formats include: videocassettes, DVDs; compact audio discs; audiocassettes; and online (streamed) audio and video. The MRC collection is intended to support the broad range of study and research interests on campus. There are particularly strong holdings in humanities and social sciences materials, as well as a broad range of general interest...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
movies
eye 72,091
favorite 0
comment 0
Description: A documentary on independent truckers.Source: 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: Truck drivers--United States, Optic Nerve, californialightandsound
California Historical Society
collection
101
ITEMS
69,296
VIEWS
collection
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The mission of the California Historical Society is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives. The current CHS headquarters accommodate the administrative offices, North Baker Research Library, exhibition galleries, and museum store. * Keeps an active public program schedule, including exhibitions, lectures, and other public events. * The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials...
Topic: californialightandsound
California State Archives
collection
118
ITEMS
69,047
VIEWS
collection
eye 69,047
California's first legislature, meeting in 1849–50, charged the Secretary of State to receive "…all public records, registered maps, books, papers, rolls, documents and other writings…which appertain to or are in any way connected with the political history and past administration of the government of California…" The California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, continues to serve in the spirit of those early instructions, providing a...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 66,309
At the core of the founding of the Hoover Institution in 1919, the Hoover Institution Library and Archives are a central part of the overall mission of the Institution. By collecting rare and unique material on political, economic, and social change in the modern era; preserving it; and providing it to researchers, the library and archives provide a rich and growing knowledge base and promote and encourage scholarship and research. Archival holdings amount to nearly 6,000 separate collections...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 63,493
The Department of Special Collections and University Archives within the Stanford University Libraries exists to arrange, describe, preserve, and make available documents of enduring historic value, both as intellectual items and as historical artifacts, to support the research needs of the undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and other scholars at Stanford University and beyond. Stanford University Library curators actively seek out collections to enhance our holdings, primarily in the...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 61,675
The UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections collects, maintains, preserves, and makes accessible the UCSB Libraries’ most valuable, rare, and unique materials. Included are printed materials such as books and serials, as well as manuscripts, and audio-visual materials. The department’s materials are non-circulating, but are available for research in the reading room during posted hours. Among Special Research Collections holdings are approximately 250,000...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 61,062
The Model Colony History Room was established in the Ontario City Library in 1970. The room contains non-circulating materials concerning the social, economic and governmental history of Ontario and the western region of San Bernardino County. Materials available in the Model Colony History Room include: manuscripts, photographs, documents, maps, local school yearbooks, news clippings, Ontario city directories, and phone books. Many of these materials date back to 1882 when George Chaffey and...
Topic: californialightandsound
California State Railroad Museum Library
collection
401
ITEMS
60,805
VIEWS
collection
eye 60,805
On May 2, 1981, the California State Railroad Museum opened to the public, as did the Museum Library. The library has been an integral component of CSRM since the project's inception. It was clear to the founders of the Museum that a thoughtfully assembled collection of published, manuscript, and pictorial materials would not only enhance the museum's services but also support its conservation and education programs. With this goal in mind, as railroad equipment and artifacts were gathered for...
Topic: californialightandsound
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
collection
89
ITEMS
53,946
VIEWS
collection
eye 53,946
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 after the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the world's preeminent Jewish collections in a university setting, it provides highly innovative and accessible resources to both researchers and...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 52,320
Archives and Special Collections at the UCSF Library preserves and maintains rare and unique materials to support research and teaching in the history of the health sciences. Contact Information: Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management 530 Parnassus Avenue San Francisco, CA 9414 (415) 476-8112 Phone (415) 476-4653 Fax Email form
Topic: californialightandsound
Graduate Theological Union Library and Archives
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20
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52,165
VIEWS
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The Graduate Theological Union Library and Archives support the curriculum and preserve the records of the Graduate Theological Union. The collections are dedicated to diverse religious dialogue, the Christian and wider religious intellectual heritage, the American religious experience in the West, and the ministries and missions of the Member Schools and Institutes of the GTU. Contact Information: Graduate Theological Union 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, California 94709 USA (510) 649-2500...
Topic: californialightandsound
California Institute of Technology Archives
collection
26
ITEMS
50,514
VIEWS
collection
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The Caltech Archives were formally established in 1968 to serve as the collective memory of the California Institute of Technology. Our mission is to preserve and make accessible the institutional records, personal papers, documents, artifacts and pictorial materials that tell the school's history. The Archives' unique research collections in the history of science and technology range from the time of Copernicus to today. They are available to the campus community for instructional and...
Topic: californialightandsound
California College of the Arts Libraries
collection
17
ITEMS
50,242
VIEWS
collection
eye 50,242
California College of the Arts, formerly California College of Arts and Crafts, was founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer, along with Xavier Martinez, Perham Nahl, and Isabelle Percy West. Originally in Berkeley, California, the college moved to its Oakland campus in 1922. Another campus in San Francisco was established in 1986. Reflecting the history of the college as an art and design school, the library collections focus on the practice of contemporary art and design as well as on the auxiliary...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 40,157
Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives collect, organize, preserve, and make available materials with enduring historic value that can be used to support research, teaching, administrative activities, and community involvement. The department consists of rare book collections, archival collections (including the University Archives), the Malibu Historical Collection, and the Churches of Christ Heritage Center. Materials in these collections are available for use by...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 38,335
The Oral History Center is a research program of the University of California, Berkeley, working within The Bancroft Library. The Oral History Center preserves the history of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and the Western United States. By conducting carefully researched, tape-recorded, and transcribed interviews, OHC creates archival oral histories intended for the widest possible use.
Topic: californialightandsound
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
collection
52
ITEMS
35,404
VIEWS
collection
eye 35,404
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations. AAMLO's archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The over 160 collections in the archives contain the diaries of prominent families, pioneers, churches, social and political...
Topics: African American, Museum, Oakland, californialightandsound
The Autry Museum of the American West
collection
74
ITEMS
29,747
VIEWS
collection
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The Autry Museum of the American West is a history museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. The Libraries and Archives of the Autry include two research libraries: the...
Topic: californialightandsound
Computer History Museum
collection
10
ITEMS
29,092
VIEWS
collection
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The mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience. The Computer History Museum was formally established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. We are home to one of the largest international...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, San Diego, Library
collection
62
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28,117
VIEWS
collection
eye 28,117
The collections of the UC San Diego Library are the result of more than 45 years of intensive efforts to build one of the outstanding research collections within the University of California System. The success of our collection-building activity is due to the commitment between librarians, faculty, staff, students, and private donors. With more than seven million digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials, the Library directly supports the research and instructional needs of...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 26,576
Established in 1961, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is a world-renowned research archive dedicated to the study of musical traditions from around the globe. The Archive’s collection of more than 150,000 audio, video, print, and photographic items documents musical expressions throughout the world and includes unique field recordings as well as rare commercial recordings. As part of UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology, the Archive preserves and makes accessible over 50 years’ worth of...
Topic: californialightandsound
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
movies
eye 18,793
favorite 7
comment 3
Description: Features Jim Jones presiding over a meeting, presumably in Redwood Valley. Members offer testimony and songs in praise of Jim Jones and the Lord. Source: 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Collection: Media Resources Center Collection Call Number: VIDEO/C 2328 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Jones, Jim, 1931-1978, Peoples Temple, Cults--California
Kitchen Sisters Collection
collection
66
ITEMS
15,593
VIEWS
collection
eye 15,593
The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) are Peabody Award winning independent producers. Their non-profit 501c3 production company is dedicated to creating public media and educational programs that work to build community through storytelling. The Kitchen Sisters are the creators of hundreds of stories for public broadcast about the lives, histories, art and rituals of people who have shaped our diverse cultural heritage. They are the producers of the duPont-Columbia Award-winning...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 15,402
Special Collections & Archives at the University of California, Riverside houses rare books, manuscripts, archival materials, photographs, videotapes, broadsides, and other media formats covering a wide range of special subject areas. Our holdings do not circulate, but may be used in the departmental reading room by those with an interest in our materials and valid photo identification. The Special Collections Archives is comprised of unique archival collections covering a wide-range of...
Topic: californialightandsound
Orange County Archives
collection
71
ITEMS
14,532
VIEWS
collection
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The Orange County Archives serves as the main repository for historic property documents, vital records and other materials from county government. The Archives is open daily to offer assistance to local historians, property researchers, genealogists and students. The Archives is also home to a vast collection of historic photos and archival materials from affiliated government agencies, as well as the Knott’s Berry Farm Collection, the federal court record of the county’s 1994 bankruptcy,...
Topic: californialightandsound
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Exposition Players Company
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eye 13,567
favorite 9
comment 0
Description: Segments devoted to equestrian events, stunt flying, wrestling, dancing, boating, pageantry and other events. Vistas of the Exposition, and close-ups of many individual buildings. Numerous speeches by dignitaries. Scenes of boats, including large warships. Short play titled, "Story of Jewel City", produced by the Exposition Players Company.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection: Hall of the Golden City collection of James LeonardCall Number: Motion Picture 771...
Topics: Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Exposition Players Company, Lind, Catherine, Dempsey,...
History San José
collection
154
ITEMS
13,235
VIEWS
collection
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History San José (HSJ) is Silicon Valley’s largest and most comprehensive historical organization. History San José preserves and enriches the cultural heritage of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley through research, collections, partnerships, educational programs and events.. History San José operates three locations: History Park — a historical and cultural campus featuring 19 partner organizations who each tell their own history in their own words; the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House...
Topic: californialightandsound
collection
eye 10,799
UC Davis's Department of Special Collections, established July 1966, houses the Library's rare books, manuscript collections, the University Archives, and other noncirculating research materials requiring care and control that cannot be provided in the open stacks. The Department's major purposes are to acquire these materials, make them available for use, and preserve their integrity for future generations of students and scholars. The Special Collections Department houses the J. Richard...
Topic: californialightandsound
Loyola Marymount University
collection
62
ITEMS
10,201
VIEWS
collection
eye 10,201
The Department of Archives and Special Collections houses a variety of rare and unique materials. The Department is located on the third floor of the William H. Hannon Library on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Collections include: * Art & artifacts * Audiovisual materials * Postcards * Rare books * Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles Research Collection * Manuscripts * University archives Contact Information: Department of Archives and Special...
Topic: californialightandsound
Stanford University, Special Collections and University Archives
by Apple Computer, Inc.
movies
eye 10,175
favorite 6
comment 0
Description: A demo video of "Lisa", an early personal computer developed by Apple.Source: 1 tape of 1: 1/2" videocassette dubCollection: Apple Computer, Inc. Records, 1977-1998Item Identification: M1007_s14_b8_vc5Rights: Copyright © 1983 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).
Topics: californialightandsound, Apple Computer, Inc.
American Jewish University
collection
30
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8,753
VIEWS
collection
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The American Jewish University with its Familian campus in Bel Air, California and Brandeis-Bardin campus in Simi Valley, California, is the outcome of the 2007 union of Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) and the University of Judaism (UJ). In 1947, the University of Judaism was founded in Los Angeles, the vision of Dr. Mordecai Kaplan, the author of Judaism as a Civilization, who advocated the creation of an educational institution incorporating diverse elements of Jewish civilization and culture...
Topic: californialightandsound
Orange County Archives
movies
eye 8,320
favorite 0
comment 0
Description: Red Carpet style interviews at the opening of the John Wayne Theater in Knott's Berry Farm for the premiere of "Big Jake" including John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone, Governor Ronald Reagan and Walter Knott.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mmCall Number: KBF 36Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Orange County Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright...
Topic: californialightandsound
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
by University of California, Berkeley, Office of Media Services
movies
eye 8,190
favorite 3
comment 0
Description: A panel discussion of women who are members of the Black Panther Party in which they relate their personal struggles and experiences as "Panther women" engaged in civil rights activism. This event was organized by the Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berkeley and took place on October 26, 1990 at Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley.Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotapeCollection: Media Resources Center CollectionCall Number:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Black Panther Party, African American women--Biography, African American...
Lambda Archives of San Diego
collection
153
ITEMS
8,175
VIEWS
collection
eye 8,175
Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD) has been established to preserve and make available for research and educational purposes the tangible record of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community with a special emphasis on those materials relating specifically to San Diego County and northern Baja California. LASD views all aspects of LGBT life as important to the understanding of our communities' values, interests and issues. To this end, LASD actively seeks to acquire and...
Topic: californialightandsound
Santa Clara Valley Water District Library
collection
16
ITEMS
8,037
VIEWS
collection
eye 8,037
The Santa Clara Valley Water District Library supports the district's mission by providing professional research services for district staff and the public, using its core reference and journal collections, satellite libraries, on-line databases, interlibrary loan, and outside experts. The library maintains a catalog database of the core and satellite libraries. The district library has an extensive collection of books, reports and other materials. While we do not check out materials to the...
Topic: californialightandsound
Environmental Design Archives
collection
16
ITEMS
8,022
VIEWS
collection
eye 8,022
The Environmental Design Archives is committed to raising awareness of the significant architectural and landscape heritage of Northern California through collecting, preserving, and providing access to the primary records of the built environment of the region and landscaped environment of the world. The work of most of the San Francisco Bay Region's historically significant architects and landscape architects are represented in the collections of nearly 100 architects and firms. These...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Coney, John
movies
eye 7,610
favorite 0
comment 0
Description: Commissioned work by Robert Frank for broadcast on KQED-TV, San Francisco. From Mugu Brainpan: Aired on KQED TV in 1969, the Dilexi Series represents a pioneering effort to present works created by artists specifically for broadcast. The 12-part weekly series was conceived and commissioned by the Dilexi Foundation, an off-shoot of the influential San Francisco art gallery founded by James Newman. Newman, who operated the Dilexi Gallery from 1958 until 1970, saw this innovative...
Topic: californialightandsound
Visual Communications
collection
15
ITEMS
7,231
VIEWS
collection
eye 7,231
Visual Communications (VC) is the first non-profit organization in the nation dedicated to the honest and accurate portrayals of the Asian Pacific American peoples, communities and heritage through the media arts. The Visual Communications Archives is the repository for the records generated by and related to the history of Visual Communications. Its purpose is to document the history of the organization by  organizing, preserving, and creating access to primary materials for...
Topic: californialightandsound
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
collection
76
ITEMS
7,095
VIEWS
collection
eye 7,095
The mission of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is to meet the cultural, educational, and informational needs of the residents of the City of Monterey Park by providing free and open access to its resources and services. Contact Information: Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library 318 S. Ramona Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754 Telephone: 626-307-1368 Fax: 626-288-4251 Email: LibraryReference@montereypark.ca.gov
Topic: californialightandsound
Allan Hancock College
collection
16
ITEMS
6,848
VIEWS
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Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. The Library’s mission is to support all Allan Hancock College students and staff with both immediate research needs and the development of information literacy skills, to enhance lifelong learning. In addition, the library is the campus “center of...
Topic: californialightandsound
California State University, San Marcos
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CSU San Marcos is a comprehensive, medium-sized university. California State University San Marcos focuses on the student as an active participant in the learning process. As a Carnegie classified "community engaged" university, CSUSM students work closely with a faculty whose commitment to sustained excellence in teaching, research, and community partnership enhances student learning. The university offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs distinguished by exemplary...
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Humboldt State University Library
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The Humboldt State University Library supports the research and information needs of Humboldt State University. The University, located in Arcata, California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system, serving the northwestern region of the state. The HSU Library houses over 500,000 print monographs, provides access to more than 79,000 ejournals and 40,000 ebooks, and is a federal depository for United States government publications. In addition to its main monographic and...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
by Ward, Jim
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Description: "Observes the activities of students and faculty at the UCLA Institute of Ethnomusicology, where a basis for international understanding is sought through cross-cultural studies in music and dance. Shows four of the Institute’s 15 performance study groups with students and faculty playing music of Java, Bali, Thailand and Africa on authentic native instruments. The Institute is unique in offering such practical training in the performance of non-Western music. Also shows...
Topics: californialightandsound, Ethnomusicology--Study and teaching (Higher)--California--Los Angeles,...
Museum of Performance and Design
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Located in San Francisco, the Museum of Performance + Design is the only independent, non-profit art organization in the United States devoted to the history of performing arts and theatrical design. Founded in 1947 by Russell Hartley, a dancer and designer with the San Francisco Ballet, the organization was long known as the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum (SFPALM) until it changed its name to Museum of Performance + Design in 2007. MP+D has served the arts community for...
Topic: californialightandsound
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle Papers
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The papers of African-American poet and playwright, peacemaker, community activist, and television producer Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, have been established in CEMA. Her poetry includes chapbooks, inclusion in various anthologies and literary journals and a body of uncollected work, some of which has been choreographed for dance presentation and performed as theater. In 2002, she co-wrote with Robert A. Potter "Ayo's Journey", a multidimensional theater performance about the...
Topic: californialightandsound
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This is an extensive video archive, originally acquired through purchase in U-matic format and later reformatted into VHS. The coverage includes a major 1982 conference held at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The collection contains presentations of musical theatrical works, cultural events such as el Dia de los Muertos and interviews with performers, artists and authors related to Chicano culture and society in California.
Topic: californialightandsound
Humboldt County Historical Society
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Since 1947, the Humboldt County Historical Society has worked to preserve original historical materials related to Northern California history. Our purpose is to further an understanding and appreciation of all peoples, places, events, and activities of Humboldt County and related areas. Toward this end, we focus on acquiring, preserving, interpreting, creating, and sharing historical information, and by educating and assisting others to do the same. The Historical Society archives contain...
Topic: californialightandsound
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The Special Collections and Archives department of the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo was established in 1969 to build primary source research collections that reflect and support the polytechnic curriculum of the university. Major subject areas in the collections include architects, architecture and the built environment of California; book arts; environmental history; ethnic studies; fine printing; graphic arts; Julia Morgan; landscape...
Topic: californialightandsound
Pasadena Museum of History
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4,000
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Pasadena Museum of History was founded as Pasadena Historical Society in 1924, just 50 years after the first members of the Indiana Colony settled along the banks of the Arroyo Seco. The original mission, which remains essentially unchanged today, was to collect, preserve, and exhibit materials that documented the founding and early history of the city. This was an ambitious, forward-looking mission statement in 1924, when the collections filled just one filing cabinet! The museum’s...
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County of Los Angeles Public Library
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3,671
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The County of Los Angeles Public Library was established in 1912 under authority of the County Free Library Act. The Library is a special fund department operating under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors. Today it is one of the major libraries of our nation, and provides library service to over 3.5 million residents living in unincorporated areas and to residents of 51 of the 88 incorporated cities of Los Angeles County. The service area extends over 3,000 square miles....
Topic: californialightandsound
California Academy of Sciences
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3,655
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The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco. The Academy recently opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. The new facility is also home to the Academy’s staff of world-class scientists, an education department that provides a wide range of student and teacher services, and an extensive...
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The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Description: Poet Ross MacDonald focus of Writer's in America series Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number: BANC MSS 2014/210 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Regents of the University of California. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
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California Automobile Museum
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3,513
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The California Automobile Museum (formerly the Towe Auto Museum) is a spacious 72,000 square foot Museum. It is home to over 150 vehicles of various makes and models. Cars on exhibit range from the early 1900s to alternative power vehicles of the future and are all uniquely displayed chronologically among exhibits befitting the times and changes of the automobile. A knowledgeable docent staff provides visitors with guided tours through exhibits that recreate the momentous love affair we have...
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Eastern California Museum
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The Eastern California Museum was founded in 1928, and has been operated by the County of Inyo since 1968. The mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret objects and information related to the cultural and natural history of Inyo County and the Eastern Sierra, from Death Valley to Mono Lake. The Museum collection is held in public trust, and a computerized database with over 15,550 records is used to manage the Museum's extensive collections. In addition to those artifacts,...
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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3,254
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The mission statement of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The Research Library has been an integral part of the Museum since it's founding in 1913, and its holdings reflect the breadth of its collections. The collection consists of materials in a variety of fields, most particularly regarding anthropology, ethnology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, and history – especially as it relates...
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Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
by Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA)
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Description: In this episode of William F. Buckley's Firing Line television show, Jerry Brown and several journalists join Buckley. Firing Line Program Catalog: Jerry Brown was Ronald Reagan's successor as governor; his father, Pat Brown, had been Reagan's predecessor. Governor Brown the younger would later become known as a flake, "Governor Moonbeam"; in this discussion, primarily of desegregation, he comes across as straightforward and well spoken. Brown: "I would leave this...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008, Brown, Jerry, 1938-,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Taylor, Edward Silverstone
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Description: This edited Ektachrome home movie with titles documents a 1959 street fair, upper Grant Avenue, San Francisco--the center of Beat culture. The film includes shots of filmmaker Dion Vigne and his wife Loreon, artist and occultist Marjorie Cameron and her daughter Crystal, artist Wallace Berman and his wife Shirley, and Beat poet and surrealist Bob Kaufman.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (original reversal)Collection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Copyright...
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Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
by University of California, Berkeley
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Description: Malcolm X, interviewed by Herman Blake, discusses being a Black Muslim, the conditions of Blacks in this country, their relation with white people, and states the case for Black separatism.Note on original container: "Interview with Malcolm X, Oct 11, 1963, Dwinelle Studio"Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape (dub from 2" Quad video)Collection: Media Resources Center CollectionCall Number: Video/C8501Additional Notes: Originally recorded October 11, 1963, Lecture...
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Topics: californialightandsound, X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 -- Interviews, Black Muslims -- Interviews, Black...
Headlands Center for the Arts
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Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center dedicated to supporting artists; the creative process; and the development of new, innovative ideas and artwork. Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through a range of programs for artists and the public, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the...
Topic: californialightandsound
Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
by Cloyd E. Louis
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Description: Footage of the destruction in the Long Beach area after the Long Beach Earthquake, March 10, 1933. Also discusses two theories on what causes earthquakes.Source: 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm (mixed reversal and tinted print)Collection: Model Colony Audio-visual CollectionRights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
Topics: Long Beach (Calif.), home movie, californialightandsound, Long Beach (Calif.) -- History,...
Center for Sacramento History
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Note: Some sections are silent.Description: These news clips from KCRA TV feature the Beatles and their concerts at the Cow Palace and Candlestick, press conferences, and reactions of Sacramentans to Beatlemania. Call Number: 1983/131Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mmRights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
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Oakland History Room, Oakland Public Library
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The Oakland History Room is an important center for the study of the history and current development of the East Bay. Its collection contains a wide variety of materials relating to the history of Oakland and the larger Bay Area, including books, magazines, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, sheet music, trade catalogs, and scrapbooks. Contact Information: Oakland History Room Oakland Public Library 125 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612 Telephone: (510) 238-3222 Email:...
Topic: californialightandsound
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The mission of the Paulina June & George Pollak Library is to uphold the University's commitment to making learning preeminent through its support and enhancement of the teaching, learning, and research activities of the California State University, Fullerton community. The Library will be the hub of an information and instruction network, designed to facilitate the delivery of recorded knowledge and information. Contact Information: Paulina June & George Pollak Library California State...
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History San José
by Carrol Films Production
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Series Title: Discover America Description: Professionally-produced film about the California Western Railroad, or "Skunk Line," running from Fort Bragg to Willits, California, built by Charles R. Johnson in 1885 as part of the “Redwood Route” for moving redwood logs to Mendocino coast sawmills from the back country. Appears to have been filmed circa 1970. Call Number: 1998-117-8Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Railroad travel--California, Travelogue
Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
by Robert Allen Productions
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Description: Footage of various people and places in Ontario, California. Filming took place over the course of one week in the spring of 1947 by cameraman Martin Rhode for Robert Allen Productions. Several local residents appear in the film and locations include the Daily Report, KOCS Radio, Euclid Avenue, the Chaffey Plunge, Exchange Orange Products (Sunkist), General Electric Hotpoint plant, and Ontario International Airport. After filming was complete, the community was invited to watch the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Ontario (Calif.), Ontario (Calif.) -- History, Rhode, Martin
El Teatro Campesino Archives
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The archives of El Teatro Campesino are the largest archival collection on Chicano theater, consisting of approximately 157 linear feet of archives and manuscripts. They include a variety of formats, dating from the Teatro's founding in 1965. They include primary materials for researchers with an interest in theater arts, cultural arts, history, political science, labor relations, ethnic studies, sociology, antropology, and women's studies. Most materials are in English; some are in Spanish or...
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description: A behind the scenes look at the 1973 Miss California Pageant and the state of the feminist movement. By the early 1970s, pageants had become a target of feminists and the organizers and contestants found themselves facing protests and scrutiny from the media. Optic Nerve presents both sides neutrally, allowing the clueless pageant community to make the feminists' case for them.--Media BurnSource: 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and...
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The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Sierra Club
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Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection: Sierra Club PapersCall Number: Motion Picture 40CRights: Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).
Topics: californialightandsound, Point Reyes (Calif.)
Eastern California Museum
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Description: Opened in 1918, Union Carbide’s Pine Creek Mine was once the largest tungsten producer in the United States. Located in the Eastern Sierra, northwest of Bishop, California. In its heyday (1940 – 1990) the mine produced 162,000,000 tons of ore and 8,350,000 20-pound “units” of tungsten oxide with a total value of more than $400,000,000. As well, Pine Creek produced approximately $30,000,000 worth of molybdenum and silver. During World War 2, the mine became an important...
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California Historical Society
by Marinship (Firm)
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Description: Film made for Marinship Corporation between 1944 and 1945 documenting the Sausalito shipyard's wartime operations. Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mmCall Number: Film box 13Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Shipbuilding--United States--20th century--History, World War,...
Description: Amateur footage from the Hugh G. Martin CollectionCall Number: WSF 200/31Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mmCollection: Railroad Film CollectionRights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie